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Old December 21, 2018, 12:16   #1
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19X

Anyone here pick up a 19X? Like many I thought a 19 slide on a 17 frame was a backwards, goofy idea and then I got one in my hands and absolutely loved it. I have larger hands so the 17-frame sans finger grooves felt great. It’s a little on the bulky side for EDC (I regularly ccw a standard 19), but for a range or nightstand gun, it’s just the ticket.
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Old December 21, 2018, 21:51   #2
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All I can say is I sell every one I get in at work, usually the same day. They also have the Glock 45, basicly same thing but black and front slide serrations. So while you are not alone thinking it was goofy, your not alone wanting one either!
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Old December 22, 2018, 17:36   #3
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Being a fan of the Colt Commander .45ACP, I never really thought the concept of a standard size grip frame and short slide to be particularly goofy, but as with anything ymmv.

I have a 19X and it has quickly become a favorite. I especially like that it comes standard with steel night sights.

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Old December 22, 2018, 18:58   #4
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I have a 19X and it has quickly become a favorite. I especially like that it comes standard with steel night sights.

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Yes to this point as well. We sell the 19x in our store for $599. A regular gen 5 Glock is 549-559 ish. You can’t buy night sights for the difference and stock Glock sights are crap, or at least they seem really cheap.
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I have big hands. Or, rather, wide hands. Still, makes absolutely zero sense to me. Other than the latest, greatest fad. People are amusing.
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Old December 27, 2018, 13:11   #6
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I have big hands. Or, rather, wide hands. Still, makes absolutely zero sense to me. Other than the latest, greatest fad. People are amusing.
Have you held or fired a 19X??

I thought the same at first as I couldn’t recall the last “New” thing I got excited about but then I handled one.
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Being a fan of the Colt Commander .45ACP, I never really thought the concept of a standard size grip frame and short slide to be particularly goofy, but as with anything ymmv.
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There's the Colt Tank Officers model.


And who could not fall in love with the Lt. Commander model.


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They got rid of those STUPID finger grooves. Whooot! Might sell my Gen 3 Austrian one....I hate those grips. Wonder how the US made barrels stack up to the original Austrian ones for durability?

Now if they'd only get rid of that dumbass rail on the dust cover.
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I've been shooting Glocks for a long time and have owned a lot of them..a lot.

I really love the 19X and I've also recently acquired a Glock 45. Great balance, great grip, etc.

Fantastic.
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I got a 19x last week. Jesus what a fantastic gun! I can’t get enough of the damn thing.
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Yeah, I'm thumb down on the 19x as well. It is an answer in search of a question. Same with the 43x. I played with them at my buddy's shop while engraving receivers and just couldn't see any value in a shorter slide with a longer grip. So I bought a 48. Because at least I could rationalize a thinner model with a 10 rd mag. I don't care for my 43. I don't see the point of permanent grip extension magazines versus a full size grip, and the slide has not been the concealment issue. And while better than the 26 in pocket carry, it still looks like I have a glock in my pocket. The SW 642 doesn't imprint at all.

But the 48 is kindof sleek. I can't imagine it for OWB carry as then a 17 fits (although I hear rumer of an aftermarket steel mag that will hold more without extending). But I'm thinking the thinner slide will work better in appendix carry, which is new to me - having struggled to regain my svelte, suave, and debonair physique, I've eschewed appendix carry. But the tactical advantages are so great I am revisiting it.
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Yeah, I'm thumb down on the 19x as well. It is an answer in search of a question. Same with the 43x. I played with them at my buddy's shop while engraving receivers and just couldn't see any value in a shorter slide with a longer grip. So I bought a 48. Because at least I could rationalize a thinner model with a 10 rd mag. I don't care for my 43. I don't see the point of permanent grip extension magazines versus a full size grip, and the slide ahs not been the concealment issue.

But the 48 is kindof sleek. I can't imagine it for OWB carry as then a 17 fits (although I hear rumer of an aftermarket steel mag that will hold more without extending). But I'm thinking the thinner slide will work better in appendix carry, which is new to me - having struggled to regain my svelte, suave, and debonair physique, I've eschewed appendix carry. But the tactical advantages are so great I am revisiting it.

I can maybe see the shorter slide on the X models being better in appendix carry because that's the one time when the longer slide + bending over, could be annoying. But for the other 270 degrees of my shrinking waistline, the longer slide is better - IMO..
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I bought one last year and I actually like it.
Fits my hand really nice. Shoots reliably.
The added grip does alot for us tall guys with big hands.

Granted not so fond of the color.
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